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Let's face it, all your skin really needs is moisture

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Getty

In a world of 12-step skincare routines and products with minute molecular differences, the Vogue Scandinavia team sets out to demystify moisturiser

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Humans have been craving soft and supple skin for centuries. Elementary forms of skincare go back as far as 10,000 years ago when humans began rubbing animal fat on themselves to keep warm. Throughout history – from using avocados and bee’s wax to the invention of Vaseline in 1872 – moisturiser has been the one product recommended to all no matter era, skin type, or region. Before there were anti-aging agents, toners, and chemical peels, all we really needed were moisturisers. But with today's cornucopia of creams, what kind of moisture do different skin types need?

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